Metal Memorabilia Auction To Raise Money For Randy Blythe Defense Fund
With charges of manslaughter still looming over Randy Blythe‘s head, the Lamb of God frontman continues to incur legal bills. Although Blythe made bail and was freed from his Czech prison, the singer must still prepare for an impending and costly foreign legal battle.
An impressive list of supportive artists have offered musical gear to be included in this special eBay auction. Items include an impressive collection of guitars donated by Machine Head, Slash, Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth. Five Finger Death Punch have also donated an autographed skateboard.
See the full list and bid on items here.
On June 27th, Blythe was arrested by Czech authorities just after stepping off a plane in Prague. He was charged in connection with a fan’s death in 2010. Czech police believed that during a 2010 concert in Prague an audience member climbed onto the stage and the singer pushed him off, resulting in his head hitting the floor. The 18 year-old fan later died weeks later from the alleged injuries. After spending more than a month in prison, Blythe posted bail twice and weeks later was finally released to return to the U.S.
In an interview with KROQ’s Kevin & Bean, the singer says that he’ll return to face his accusers if asked. “It could be right before Christmas, it could be right after or the beginning of next year.” Blythe continues, “If I have to go, I will go.”
– Jay Tilles, CBS Local